The three-window-room overlooks Ganga ji & the 16th century Alamgir Mosque. The house is located at the Panchganga Ghat in the heart of the oldest region of Varanasi (Kashi). Most famous streets, markets (Thateri Bazar for foods), temples (Kal Bhairav) are in the vicinity. No hotels/tourist shops are in this area, but everything that Varanasi can offer. You have access to a kitchen & a terrace from where you can enjoy stunning views of the city.
You will find that the neighbourhood is serene and silent, except for the daily ritual sounds that reach the room from the temples and mosque nearby. There are no guest houses/hostels/hotels/souvenir shops/restarurants that serve international cuisine in this area. But you will find everything that Banaras can offer: especially in its most famous market Thateri Bazaar, which is only a short walk from the house.
Only a few steps away is Panchganga Ghat, one of the most beautiful and peaceful ghats in Varanasi, where the mystic poet Kabir Das spent time learning from Ramanandacharya of Sri Math. Panchganga ghat is only a 10 minute walk from Manikarnika Ghat and about 20 minutes from Dasashwamedh Ghat. Next to the house, we have important and famous temples and mosque: Kal Bhairav Temple, Telang Swami, Bindhu Madhav and Alamgir Mosque (16th century).
One can either reach the house coming from the Panchganga Ghat. You can easily reach Panchganga Ghat from the Dasashwamedh Ghat (Main Ghat) by boat or by walk (20 minutes). Then climb the steps to reach the Alamgir Mosque, our house is right beside the mosque.
One can also take a rickshaw from the railway station to Gol Ghar in Maidagin. Once you reach Gol Ghar, enter the narrow street, there will be always a sign that says 'Gokarn Math' keep following that, until you reach the Alamgir mosque. You can easily ask anyone for Panchganga Ghat and they will guide you. It is about a 10 minute walk from Gol Ghar. And you will have to walk!
The room is in a traditional courtyard style Indian home, it is on the second floor of the house. On the ground and the first floor, a local family lives. You will have access to your floor - that includes a room, a kitchen, a WC (as well as an Indian toilet) and a hot shower.
Guests will also have access to the terrace where they can enjoy beautiful views of the city and of the Ganga river.
Общение с гостями
The family can offer homemade meals (Thalis) to the guests @ INR 100 and are available for any other assistance.
Другие важные подробности
Please note that this area (like other parts of Varanasi) is in a network of narrow streets, you cannot bring a car here. People walk even use their two wheelers.
Since we are surrounded by temples and a mosque, expect beautiful chants and sounds of the daily morning and evening rituals.
You will be asked to show your passport and Indian visa upon arrival. We are sorry but these details need to be sent to the FRRO office within 24 hours of arrival of a foreign guest.
We appreciate if the guests get back home before 11:00pm. No smoking in the room but you can smoke on the terrace.